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This Fourth Edition of the expanded version of Zill's best-selling A FIRST COURSE IN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH MODELING APPLICATIONS places an even greater emphasis on modeling and the use of technology in problem solving and now features more everyday applications. Both Zill texts are identical through the first nine chapters, but this version includes six additional chapters that provide in-depth coverage of boundary-value problem-solving and partial differential equations, subjects just introduced in the shorter text. Previous editions of these two texts have enjoyed such great success in part because the authors pique students' interest with special features and in-text aids. Pre-publication reviewers also praise the authors' accessible writing style and the text's organization, which makes it easy to teach from and easy for students to understand and use. Understandable, step-by-step solutions are provided for every example. And this edition makes an even greater effort to show students how the mathematical concepts have relevant, everyday applications. Among the boundary-value related topics covered in this expanded text are: plane autonomous systems and stability; orthogonal functions; Fourier series; the Laplace transform; and elliptic, parabolic, and hyperparabolic partial differential equations, and their applications.
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Dennis G. Zill is professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University. His interests are in applied mathematics, special functions, and integral transforms. Dr. Zill received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics and his M.S. from Iowa State University in 1967 and 1964, respectively. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's in Winona, Minnesota, in 1962. Dr. Zill also is former chair of the Mathematics Department at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author or co-author of 13 mathematics texts.Review:
"Zill and Cullen is exceptionally well laid-out, making it easy for students to follow, with good examples, summaries, and straightforward exposition. Definitions, theorems, proofs, etc, are also clearly stated. Important results are nicely highlighted. Excellent review exercises are provided, with fill-in the blank and t/f type questions, as well as problems." "The exercises are a strength, with graded level of difficulty, with a few challenging problems for more capable students. Skill and concepts are well balanced in the exercises, and there are sufficient numbers of each; there are appropriate applications, both classic and modern. There are new problems employing CAS as well as lab exercise. These are a real plus."
"I consider Zill's book to be extremely well written overall with an excellent and wide ranging selection of problems." "Overall, I am impressed with the quality of the writing, the examples and the exercises in both the early and the late chapters and find it appropriate for both weak and strong students."
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